About Augustus Cullen

Augustus Cullen Law has a history founded in the finest legal traditions. The firm was established in 1887 in Church Street, Wicklow by the late Frank Kennedy, Solicitor and the late Augustus Cullen acquired that practice in 1924.

The firm practiced as Augustus Cullen & Son from 1958.  Over time, Augustus Cullen Law has continued the development and expansion of its practice with the opening of its new Dublin office in December 2015. The new offices are located at 18 Bow Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7.

What we do

What we do

We are passionate about what we do and we believe in putting our clients first. We achieve results through hard work, a passion for excellence and a commitment to you, our clients.

We are interested in making a genuine difference to real people who need our advice. 

Augustus Cullen Law employs over 50 staff, enabling the firm to have in depth knowledge in all areas of law.

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If you have any questions or queries, please find our contact information below, or you can fill out our contact form.

Our people

We have an excellent highly experienced legal team. Please see the list of our solicitors to find a particular expert.

Joice Carthy
Joice Carthy
Managing Partner
, Medical Negligence Group
Joice Carthy
Managing Partner
, Medical Negligence Group
Joice has extensive experience in the area of Plaintiff medical negligence and has successfully concluded many complex High Court actions in a variety of areas including Cerebral Palsy/birth injury, acquired brain injuries, gynaecology and obstetric injuries, oncology, spinal injuries and fatal injury claims/Inquests.
Damien Conroy
Damien Conroy
Partner
, General Litigation
Damien Conroy
Partner
, General Litigation
Damien is a partner working in the general litigation department with extensive experience in a wide range of areas including personal injury, professional and medical negligence, Garda compensation claims, financial mis-selling, defamation, commercial disputes and employment law.
Deirdre Courtney
Deirdre Courtney
Partner
, Commercial Litigation
Deirdre Courtney
Partner
, Commercial Litigation
Deirdre is a partner in commercial litigation and dispute resolution. Areas of specialty include Company Disputes, Planning & Environmental law, Construction Disputes and Property & Banking litigation, Media law, Defamation and Libel.
Ray Fitzpatrick
Ray Fitzpatrick
Partner
, Property and Commercial Law
Ray Fitzpatrick
Partner
, Property and Commercial Law
Ray works in the mainly in the areas of Property/Probate, Commercial Law and Renewable Energy. He advises companies in a business focused and practical manner in relation to a broad range of issues. These include shareholders agreements, share purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements, loan agreements, guarantees, and franchise agreements.
JAMIE-HART
Jamie Hart
Partner
, Medical Negligence Group
Jamie Hart
Partner
, Medical Negligence Group
Jamie is widely regarded as an expert in the management of complex medical negligence litigation He is regularly referred clients by other colleagues in firms across Ireland and the UK for practical advice on a wide variety of claims.
Neil-Kidd
Neil Kidd
Partner
, Medical Negligence Group
Neil Kidd
Partner
, Medical Negligence Group
Neil is a leading expert in all aspects of Medical Negligence litigation and has advised in countless successful actions. His clients value his practical, tactful and sensible approach in guiding them through the legal process after a traumatic medical experience.
Eleanor McKiernan
Eleanor McKiernan
Partner
, Property and Commercial Law
Eleanor McKiernan
Partner
, Property and Commercial Law
Eleanor qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and has been in practice in the town of Gorey, County Wexford for over 15 years. Eleanor specialises in property law both residential and commercial and has extensive experience in the areas of property sales and purchasers, both residential and commercial, new residential housing developments, agricultural land, voluntary transfers and mortgages. She also has considerable experience in dealing with Enduring Powers of Attorney, Wills, Probate and Landlord and Tenant leases. Eleanor is a member of the Conveyancing Committee of the Law Society of Ireland and the current Vice-Chair.
Marie Hynes
Marie Hynes
Senior Associate
, Solicitor
Marie Hynes
Senior Associate
, Solicitor
Marie is a Senior Associate Solicitor in the General Litigation Department, where she deals with a wide range of litigation involving the protection of personal and commercial interests, including contractual, commercial and property claims, employment disputes and personal injury matters and defamation.
Mary Ni Ghuairim
Mary Ni Ghuairim
Senior Associate
, Solicitor
Mary Ni Ghuairim
Senior Associate
, Solicitor
Mary works in our Medical Negligence Group and has been involved in a variety of medical claims involving Cerebral Palsy and Birth Injuries, Gynaecological and Obstetric Injuries, Oncology and Cancer Claims, Wrongful Death actions, General Surgical, Accident and Emergency Medicine, Nervous Shock Claims, Orthopaedic and Dental Claims.
Edel O Brien
Edel O Brien
Senior Associate
, Solicitor
Edel O Brien
Senior Associate
, Solicitor
Edel has gained a wealth of experience since qualifying as a solicitor in 2003. She specialises in conveyancing, and probate matters, including wills, probate and administration of estates, the extraction of all types of grants of representation including dealing with complicating factors such as incapacitated administrators, appointment of committees, and probate litigation.
Eoin Cleary
Eoin Cleary
Associate
, Solicitor
Eoin Cleary
Associate
, Solicitor
Eoin joined Augustus Cullen Law in March 2018 and completed his traineeship working in our General Litigation and Medical Negligence departments.
George Colley
George Colley
Associate
, General Litigation
George Colley
Associate
, General Litigation
George is a solicitor in the General Litigation Department and works on a broad range of litigation matters for both private clients and companies. George has extensive experience in dealing with employment law issues, personal injury, defamation, professional negligence and debt recovery matters.
Eoin Collins
Eoin Collins
Associate
, Solicitor
Eoin Collins
Associate
, Solicitor
Eoin is a solicitor in the Medical Negligence Department, with extensive experience of Plaintiff Personal Injuries and Medical Negligence litigation including claims involving birth injuries and cerebral palsy, oncology, surgical injuries and nervous shock claims.
Gus-Cullen
Gus Cullen
Consultant
, Solicitor
Gus Cullen
Consultant
, Solicitor
Gus works in a broad range of areas including commercial litigation, professional negligence, employment disputes, judicial review, family law and property disputes.
Ed Kelly
Ed Kelly
Associate
, Solicitor
Ed Kelly
Associate
, Solicitor
Ed is a solicitor in the General Litigation Department and works on a broad range of litigation matters for both private clients and companies. Ed has extensive experience in dealing with personal injury, defamation, professional negligence and debt recovery matters.
Sarah Lavelle
Sarah Lavelle
Associate
, Solicitor
Sarah Lavelle
Associate
, Solicitor
Sarah joined Augustus Cullen Law in January 2021 and is based in our Property Law and Private Client Departments. Sarah has considerable experience acting on behalf of vendors and purchasers in residential and commercial conveyancing transactions involving both second-hand and new-build properties.
David-Lavelle
David Lavelle
Consultant
, Solicitor
David Lavelle
Consultant
, Solicitor
David has over 40 years’ experience as a property solicitor and as such is the longest serving property law Solicitor in County Wicklow and is the principal advisor to the agricultural community in the region. David specialises in the areas of Commercial Property, Commercial Leases, and has amassed considerable experience in the areas of Agricultural Property (to include easements and rights of way), Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning.

Success Stories

Medical Negligence Claims Solicitors
Augustus Cullen Law Succeed In Securing €1.6 Million Interim Settlement In Cerebral Palsy Action

On the 16 April 2013 Augustus Cullen Law succeeded in settling, on an interim award basis, a claim on behalf of a 7 year old little boy who suffered from prolonged, partial asphyxia during labour as a result of failure on behalf of the midwifery and obstetric staff at Limerick Maternity Hospital to recognise the obvious signs of foetal distress demonstrated on the CTG trace.

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